Spaces still available for next week’s NAR Tech Edge conference in Arlington Heights

REALTORS® can still register for next Thursday’s NAR Tech Edge conference at the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights.

For $59, IAR members can learn how web-based and mobile technologies can benefit their business and their clients. Topics include: content strategy, Facebook, digital identity, social media, portable technology, mobile marketing and photography.  Registration is $89 for non-members.

This high-energy event is a joint effort of the National Association of REALTORS® and the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®. It includes 13 expert presenters.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., while the program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included.

Only one day left for Managing Brokers to renew, so organize and allow extra time

With the 11:59 p.m. April 30 deadline looming for Managing Brokers to renew their licenses, those who haven’t completed the task yet should allow as much time as possible to reduce their own stress and avoid last-minute technical glitches.

Once Managing Brokers have completed their continuing education requirements, they should gather information to renew their licenses online, including the personal data and their IDFPR renewal postcards. As part of the process, Managing Brokers will need to verify their names and addresses, and supply either their Social Security Number, date of birth or the PIN number from the postcard.

You’ll also need a valid VISA, Mastercard or Discover card to pay online. Remember, additional service fees will apply for using these cards.

NOTE: Do not wait until the last day to renew your license online. As we all know, there can always be technical difficulties, especially when there are thousands of Managing Brokers trying to renew their license at the same time. Rest assured and renew your license today. Additional FAQs regarding the Managing Broker Renewal.

Hints for Managing Brokers to renew their licenses two days before the deadline

Before Managing Brokers go to the IDFPR website to renew their licenses, they should gather some important information at their fingertips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

To get started, you’ll need your managing broker license number and you’ll need to provide one of the following: your date of birth, your Social Security Number or the PIN on your renewal post card that you received from IDFPR.

You’ll also need a valid VISA, Mastercard or Discover card to pay online. Remember, additional service fees will apply for using these cards.
NOTE: Do not wait until the last day to renew your license online. As we all know, there can always be technical difficulties, especially when there are thousands of Managing Brokers trying to renew their license at the same time. Rest assured and renew your license today. Additional FAQs regarding the Managing Broker Renewal.

Three days left for Managing Brokers to mail name changes

Managing Brokers who are changing their names when they renew their licenses must allow enough time for printed documents to be delivered to the IDFPR office in Springfield by Thursday (April 30).

Although information is available online, paper copies of the license renewal application must be sent to the IDFPR at 320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor, Springfield, 62786.

If you have questions, you can call IDFPR at 1-800-560-6420.

Renew your Managing Broker license in 5 steps

Renewing your Managing Broker license with IDFPR is not difficult, but it does require some planning.  Do NOT wait until the last day to try to submit your renewal, as high volumes of traffic to the website may delay or temporarily disable online renewal.

Once you complete the required CE hours, visit IDFPR’s Managing Broker license renewal page. In order to renew your license, you will need your managing broker license number AND one of the following: date of birth, Social Security Number or the PIN found on your renewal application.

Step 1:  Verify your Social Security Number or make any necessary changes.

Step 2:  Verify your name and address. You may make any necessary address changes. If you need to change your name, you must renew by mail.

Step 3:  Answer the required questions.  If your answers are in compliance with statutory requirements for your profession, you will be allowed to renew.

Step 4:  Fill in payment information. An additional service fee applies to credit card vendor processing costs for online renewal.

Step 5: Once you have entered all the necessary information, click “Submit Renewal Fee.”  If the information has been entered correctly, a new license will be sent to the address you provided.

If you cannot renew online, you must renew by mail. If you have questions or want a printed copy of the renewal application mailed to you, contact IDFPR at 1-800-560-6420 or mail your request to IDFPR, 320 W. Washington, 3rd floor, Springfield, IL 62786.